Our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Department was delighted to organise and host a regional Spanish and French Debating Competition this week.

Year 10 students from Stephen Perse Foundation, Norwich School, Framlingham College and Culford School visited us on Wednesday 24th May to participate in the competition, along with our own pupils – James Barber, Lara Wells, Alfie Robson, and Hector Hughes.

Linguists were required to prepare three different motions in advance of the event, and they then found out on the day whether they would be arguing for or against the motion.

The motions included current and pertinent issues, such as the relevance of school uniform, whether cars should be banned from cities, and whether the future of education should be online.

Sally Finn, our Head of MFL, said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and the pupils impressed the team of adjudicators with some very convincing arguments and strong performances. Framlingham College’s teams won both the Spanish and French Competitions, and although we did not come out as victorious on this occasion, I am very proud of our pupils for their willingness to get involved with this academically challenging activity.

“My thanks go to all the schools who participated, and Madame Bousquet and Ms Lorente for their help with organising the event and assisting the pupils with their preparation.”

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